you are my patch of smoke

Let me roll out the red
carpet before
you move your toes from my
my carpet.
To the patch of ancient smoke
perpendicular to the bathroom
but parallel to
a square bookshelf
filled with
all of the Carrolls, Twains,
and Wildes of our time.

I watch you move,
comfortable with your
nudity and me
and my kisses
and I.

Avacado Basil Pasta Salad


Kats' Kitchen

avocado Basil SaladPasta salads are a great side dish to anything grilled.  They are usually easy to throw together and easy to carry along to cookouts, beaches, playdates, wherever!  I always enjoy finding and trying new pasta salad recipes.  I have some tried and true pasta salads I like to make but I am the type of person who always needs to be trying new recipes, so here you go, a new pasta salad recipe that turned out great!  The original recipe cam from Better Homes and Garden.

Note:  This recipe can be eaten hot right after it is put together OR cold right out of the fridge.

Avocado Basil Pasta

8 oz pasta of your choice (I used whole wheat rotini, the original recipe calls for bow tie or wagon wheel pasta)

3 garlic cloves, minced

6 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled

1 large tomato, diced

2/3 cup chopped fresh basil

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